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Drop-in Adult Bridge: Bridge players may join their friends to play bridge on Mondays. This is a free, drop in program. Knowledge of the game is required. No instruction is provided or games guaranteed. The program meets from 12:30PM to 3PM, year round at the Livingston Senior Community Center, Lower level. No partner needed.
Drop-in Game Room & Library at the LSCC: Located in the lower level of the Livingston Senior/Community Center, the game room offers a pool table, table tennis table, card tables, table top shuffleboard and a large screen television. The Library features several computers with internet access and a nice variety of books and movies available for borrowing. Open most days between 9AM and 4PM. Occasional programming in the spaces may pre-empt the drop-in status. Please watch for signs.
Oak Leaf: Open to Livingston women ages 55 and over. This group features socials, movies, cards, games, speakers and trips. Meetings are held every Wednesday, 11:00 AM, at the LSCC. Contact Betty Weber at 973-992-1093 for more information.
Old Guard: Open to retired and/or semi-retired Livingston men, this group features social activities, educational groups, trips and other special events. Listed here are some of the weekly activities scheduled at the LSCC:
General Meetings Tuesdays, 10:00 am
Computer Training Sessions Mondays, 9:30am
Financial Discussion Group Tuesdays, 8:45 am
Drop-in Game Room Tuesdays, 12:00 pm
Thursday Discussion Group Thursdays, 9:00 am
Thursday Seniors: This is a social organization for women and men ages 55 and over. Meetings are every Thursday, 12:00 – 3:30 pm, at the LSCC. Activities include speakers, social hour and games. Participants should bring their own lunch. Call Mary Mac at 973-515-1240 for more information regarding the group.
Motor Meals: Delivery of nutritious meals for homebound Livingston rsidents is available. Up to three meals a day are delivered by volunteers at noontime, Monday – Friday. Call 973-535-7961 Ext. 231 for more information.
A transportation program is offered to Livingston residents 60 years of age and older and disabled residents 18 years of age and older to any Livingston location including Township meetings, Shop Rite, the Livingston Mall and the JCC in West Orange. The wheelchair accessible bus runs Monday—Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and a volunteer driven vehicle is available as needed. Reservations may be made one week to twenty-four hours in advance of the desired ride.
NO SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE.
The service includes two rides per day, either one round trip to one location from one address and back or a drop-off at one address and pick-up at another address. Participants are responsible for finding their own transportation to a secondary pick-up location if desired. Participants in the service must pre-register in the program. To schedule your ride or to find out more about the transportation service, please call 973-535-7925 – select option “1” at the prompt. Phone lines are open Monday—Friday, 10:00 am—3:00 pm.
SOURCES FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES
- NJ EASE (Senior Assistance Programs in NJ) 1-877-222-3737
- NJ Transit Access Link – ADA Paratransit (Transportation Services)
- NJ Transit Community Paratransit
- Essex County Division of Aging
American Health Assistance Foundation (age related illnesses)
New Jersey’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families with health insurance choices and problems: 800 – 792-8820
SHIP INFORMATION – Do you need assistance understanding or completing your Medicare or other insurance paperwork? The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) may be able to help. Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Call 973 – 535-7925 to schedule an appointment.
AARP. The Livingston Chapter (No. 3663) of AARP is open to residents who are age 50 and over. The chapter engages in community service activities and tries through programs and fellowship to prolong and improve the well-being of retired persons. Monthly meetings are held at the LSCC at 1:00 pm on the first Friday of the month, and guests are welcome. For membership information, please contact Kathy Murphy at 973-992-1357.